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NASDAQ:VRSK

Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$241.82
-0.18 (-0.07%)
(As of 09:45 AM ET)
Today's Range
$241.80
$242.84
50-Day Range
$232.71
$250.66
52-Week Range
$174.99
$251.98
Volume
22,765 shs
Average Volume
782,141 shs
Market Capitalization
$34.67 billion
P/E Ratio
57.44
Dividend Yield
0.56%
Price Target
$247.50

Verisk Analytics MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.40 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.3% Upside
$247.50 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.29% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.88
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.40mentions of Verisk Analytics in the last 14 days
Based on 25 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.09 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
12.35%
From $6.48 to $7.28 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.87 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

71st out of 313 stocks

Data Processing & Preparation Industry

13th out of 61 stocks


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About Verisk Analytics Stock (NASDAQ:VRSK)

Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions to the insurance markets in the United States and internationally. The company provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, global risk analytics, and various other fields. It focuses on the prediction of loss, selection and pricing of risk, and compliance with their reporting requirements for property and casualty insurance customers, as well as develops machine learned and artificially intelligent models to forecast scenarios and produce standard and customized analytics that help its customers to manage their businesses, including detecting fraud before and after a loss event, and quantifying losses. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.

VRSK Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 12/29 Dividend
12/14/2023
Dividend Payable
12/29/2023
Last Earnings
2/21/2024
Today
2/29/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/29 Dividend
3/14/2024
Dividend Payable
3/29/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/01/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Data processing & preparation
Sub-Industry
Research & Consulting Services
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:VRSK
CUSIP
92345Y10
Employees
7,500
Year Founded
1971

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$247.50
High Stock Price Target
$288.00
Low Stock Price Target
$187.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+2.3%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.40
Research Coverage
15 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$614.60 million
Pretax Margin
38.31%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.68 billion
Cash Flow
$7.72 per share
Book Value
$2.25 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
141,512,000
Market Cap
$34.70 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.80

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Should I Buy Verisk Analytics Stock? VRSK Pros and Cons Explained

These insights were generated using artificial intelligence. They are based on proprietary MarketBeat data, news articles, and custom LLM A.I. algorithms. This analysis of Verisk Analytics was last updated on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 3:45 PM.

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Verisk Analytics, Inc.:

  • Verisk Analytics provides data analytics solutions to the insurance markets, offering valuable insights for decision-making.
  • The company has a strong track record of detecting fraud before and after a loss event, enhancing risk management.
  • Verisk Analytics quantifies losses effectively, helping insurance companies manage their financial exposure.
  • Recent developments in the company's technology have improved efficiency and accuracy in data analysis.
  • The current stock price of Verisk Analytics reflects positive market sentiment and growth potential.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Verisk Analytics, Inc. for these reasons:

  • Market volatility and economic uncertainties may impact the company's financial performance.
  • Competition in the data analytics industry could pose challenges for Verisk Analytics' market share.
  • Regulatory changes in the insurance sector may affect the demand for the company's services.
  • Fluctuations in interest rates and currency exchange rates could impact Verisk Analytics' revenue and profitability.
  • Investors should carefully consider the company's debt-to-equity ratio and financial leverage before making investment decisions.














VRSK Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Verisk Analytics stock right now?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verisk Analytics in the last twelve months. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" VRSK shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in VRSK, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Verisk Analytics' stock price target for 2024?

15 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Verisk Analytics' stock. Their VRSK share price targets range from $187.00 to $288.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $247.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have VRSK shares performed in 2024?

Verisk Analytics' stock was trading at $238.86 at the start of the year. Since then, VRSK stock has increased by 1.3% and is now trading at $242.00.
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When is Verisk Analytics' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2024.
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How were Verisk Analytics' earnings last quarter?

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 21st. The business services provider reported $1.40 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.04. The business services provider earned $677.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $673.56 million. Verisk Analytics had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 305.15% and a net margin of 22.92%. The firm's revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.43 earnings per share.
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How often does Verisk Analytics pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Verisk Analytics?

Verisk Analytics announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 14th. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.64%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.34.
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Is Verisk Analytics a good dividend stock?

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.56%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 5 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 32.30%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, VRSK will have a dividend payout ratio of 18.68% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Verisk Analytics' stock buyback program work?

Verisk Analytics announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, February 21st 2024, which authorizes the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 2.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

What guidance has Verisk Analytics issued on next quarter's earnings?

Verisk Analytics updated its FY24 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 21st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.30-6.60 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $6.60. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.84-2.90 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.88 billion.

What is Scott Stephenson's approval rating as Verisk Analytics' CEO?

166 employees have rated Verisk Analytics Chief Executive Officer Scott Stephenson on Glassdoor.com. Scott Stephenson has an approval rating of 94% among the company's employees. This puts Scott Stephenson in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Verisk Analytics own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Verisk Analytics investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Home Depot (HD), Adobe (ADBE), Visa (V), Broadcom (AVGO), Verizon Communications (VZ), Walmart (WMT), Starbucks (SBUX), AbbVie (ABBV) and Walt Disney (DIS).

Who are Verisk Analytics' major shareholders?

Verisk Analytics' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.32%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (4.73%), Brown Advisory Inc. (1.59%), Parnassus Investments LLC (1.53%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (1.29%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.09%). Insiders that own company stock include Bruce Edward Hansen, Christopher M Foskett, Constantine Iordanou, David B Wright, David J Grover, Kathy Card Beckles, Lee Shavel, Mark V Anquillare, Nicholas Daffan, Samuel G Liss, Scott G Stephenson, Therese M Vaughan and Wendy E Lane.
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How do I buy shares of Verisk Analytics?

Shares of VRSK stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Verisk Analytics have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Verisk Analytics: AIR Worldwide Corporation, Argus Information and Advisory Services, BuildFax, Business Insight, FAST Technology, Genscape, ISO Services, Insurance Services Office, Keystone Aerial Surveys Inc, LCI, Power Advocate, Rebmark Legal Solutions Ltd, Rulebook, Wood Mackenzie Limited, and Xactware Solutions.
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This page (NASDAQ:VRSK) was last updated on 2/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff